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Google CAPTCHA option--opinions

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jauburn, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

  2. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Makes no difference. Still get the same spam.
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  3. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Using it since XF 1.4.4 released :)
    Human spammers still pass thru ;)
  5. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Yeah but it makes it easier for the real people which is important too. Most of the time legit users will get the "NoCaptcha"
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  6. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Heh I jacked my settings to auto reject on 2 flags and moderate on 1. Been making a huge difference ever since the switch to 1.4. Being a gaming forum I don't think we will have more than a couple of false positives a year on 2 flags. However the one that annoys me is single flag on username generates plenty of false positives for the moderation queue.
  7. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    At this point we get the exact same number of spammers with or without the captcha so its like... Why bother having it at all. The honeypot add-on in 1.3 was brilliant. No captcha. No spammers. Either human spammers have increased or people are wrong but right after switching to 1.4 we ended up with a group of very mechanical very predictable spammers. Females with 2 names, often in their 20s. Pakistani, Indian or data center IPS. They look at their own profile after registering.

    Since we are a male dominant forum almost tempted to write a plugin to auto moderate females.

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